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Michelle DeLizio Podlesni, RN, CEO Bloom Service Group, Inc. and President of the National Nurses in Business Association:"As president of the NNBA my focus will be on creating additional opportunities for members to learn and develop business skills to accelerate and maximize their success. Typical nursing education does not incorporate business-NNBA bridges that gap! We will continue to expand the association through education, coaching programs, national networking, mentoring and conferences."
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/podlesni/

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Nancy Banfield Johnson, MSN, RN, ANP, Nurse Mentor Nancy, @NurseMentorNanc:"On my blog and in my presentations, I give strategies to bedside nurses gain confidence, respect and prevent burnout. I published my first book 10/2012, "Catching Critical Changes, Six Essential Steps for Effective Nursing Assessment."
10 Morton Road
Van Etten, NY 14889
Phone number: 607-215-3951
E-mail Address: nancybanfieldjohnson@yahoo.com
Social Media:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NurseMentorNanc
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nancybanfieldjohnson.RN.MSN.ANP
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=134020245&trk=tab_pro
Homepage Address: http://www.nancybanfieldjohnson.com/wordpress/
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/banfield

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Maureen Sullivan RN, BSN, CEN, CDE, Florida Nursing Entrepreneurs:"Registered Nurse x 30 years, with a focus on ER/Trauma. I have worked in a variety of roles, including ER Manager, Stroke Program Manager, Trauma Coordinator, and Director of Education. I just published my first book (!) on my nursing career ("Never Again"). It is a compilation of stories of patients I've cared for during my career. All true stories!"
E-mail Address: Maureen@MaureenSullivanRN.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MaureenSRN

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/maureen-sullivan/50/9b1/552

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/maureen.sullivan.1441

http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/sullivan

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Carol Gino, RN, BS, MA, Starwater Press, aaha!Books, @hopefulhealer @cgino8 New York, Texas Nurse Authors, Nursing Publishers, Nursing Entrepreneurs, Nurse-Owned Businesses:"Star Water Press, LTD. is a publishing company I formed in 1987 in order to publish angel books and other "alternative" titles that would have taken too long to get published (at the time) at a traditional or commercial publishing house.
I incorporated aaha!Books,LLC in 2010 when I moved to Texas to reprint my previously published books as well as other books in ebooks and other digital media. It is also the company from which I run hopefulhealer.com and starwater.com. My team works at both. aaha!books publishes books "Help for Hard Times, clear and simple-small books of big ideas" Star Water Press is for publishing books both in print and new media"
We have two addresses.
Star Water Press LTD. is in Amityville, NY, 11701
aaha! Books, LLC is in Texas
Street Address: 173 KLBJ Rd. Smithville, Texas, 78957
E-mail Address: staff@starwater.com or team@aahabooks.com
Blog: http://www.hopefulhealer.com
URL: http://www.starwater.com
http://hopefulhealer.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/gino

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Shahina Lakhani, RN, MSN, ThroughLifeAndDeath.com, @ShahinaLakhani, Georgia Nurse Entrepreneurs:"Personal empowerment coaching for people going through major life change and serious illness. Support and coaching for caregivers and terminally ill. Personal empowerment/self help book: The forbidden love. Speaker on Personal empowerment, issues in nursing, hospice and palliative care and how to provide holistic care for the sick and the dying. Working on books on End of life care."
3232 Westbrook Trace
Lawrenceville Georgia 30044
Social Media (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, etc)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShahinaLakhaniFanPage
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/ShahinaLakhani

http://www.ThroughLifeAnd Death.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/lakhani

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101 Ways to Know If You're a Nurse by Neil B. Shulman, Kristin Anlage:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1892157004/

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A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology by Robert Coles (Editor), Randy Testa (Editor), Joseph O'Donnell, Penny Armstrong, M. Brownell Anderson, Amazon.com:"A literary collection edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the "Children of Crisis" series. Take notes. In the end, you will suffer alone. But at the beginning you suffer with a whole lot of other people.—Lorrie Moore, from A Life in Medicine A Life in Medicine collects stories, poems, and essays by and for those in the healing profession who are struggling to keep up with the science while staying true to the humanitarian goals at the heart of their work. Described as "an admirably complete look at the best recent writing on medicine" by the Detroit Free Press, the book includes well-known authors such as William Carlos Williams, Wendell Berry, Anne Fadiman, Lorrie Moore, and Walt Whitman, as well as writing from doctors, nurses, practitioners, and patients. Provocative and moving contributions address issues of life and death, cancer and AIDS, seizures and psychosis, advocacy and anatomy, from both ends of the stethoscope."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1565848497/

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Kristin Anlage, Neil B. Shulman, 101 Ways to Know If You're a Nurse by :
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1892157004/

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Battle Dressing by Dana Shuster, Amazon.com:"Battle Dressing traces the emotional journey of a Vietnam nurse. When you first meet Dana Shuster, she's fresh and naive, sounding just like a sorority girl as she wonders, "What do you pack/To take to a war?" Next, she proceeds to fall in love with every mangled, morphined soldier who says something like, "You the first white woman ever touch me." Later, she's harder, aloof, and professional. She's also better at her job. And finally back in the States, she alternatively seems to be apologizing to an uncomprehending home front for the changes inside her--and flaunting them."
http://www.amazon.com/

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Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses by Eleanor J. Sullivan:"Influence can be a powerful force. Knowledge of how to use it can help you work better and contribute more fully in concert with your own abilities. Unique in approach, Becoming Influencial: A Guide for Nursesis a step-by-step guide to becoming influential. A three part organization details how to understand influence, how to use it, and how to let it work for you."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130485195/

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Patricia Benner, From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, Commemorative Edition by :"This coherent presentation of clinical judgement, caring practices and collaborative practice provides ideas and images that readers can draw upon in their interactions with others and in their interpretation of what nurses do. It includes many clear, colorful examples and describes the five stages of skill acquisition, the nature of clinical judgement and experiential learning and the seven major domains of nursing practice. The narrative method captures content and contextual issues that are often missed by formal models of nursing knowledge. The book uncovers the knowledge embedded in clinical nursing practice and provides the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition applied to nursing, an interpretive approach to identifying and describing clinical knowledge, nursing functions, effective management, research and clinical practice, career development and education, plus practical applications. For nurses and healthcare professionals."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130325228/

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Patricia Benner (Foreword), Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon, Mary Ellen Jeans, From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public by :"From Silence to Voice features stories about nurses who ensure that patients receive appropriate, timely, and even life-saving care, nurses who make all the difference while crises are underway but whose contributions are neglected in medical charts and thank-you notes, nurses who are left out altogether or obscured by the generic "nurse." However, the book also provides detailed accounts of nurses who do make their voices heard, who do make their concerns public— and it shows how those successes can be duplicated."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801488680/

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Blackwell Nursing Author Pages:"Information for Authors and Editors of Journals Journal Paper Submission Checklist Submitting Your Paper for Journal Publication Frequently Asked Questions by Journal Authors Frequently Asked Questions about Journal Permissions and Copyright Empirical Research Guidelines Qualitative Research Guidelines Review Paper Guidelines Statistical Guidelines Author Offprint Information Journal Reprint and Translation Information Electronic Artwork Information Linking to Synergy"
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http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/Nursing/authors/

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Best of Nursing Humor: A Collection of Articles, Essays, and Poetry Published in the Nursing Literature by Colleen Kenefick, Amy Y. Young, Amazon.com:"As a student nurse I found this book hysterical!!! The student nursing short stories were so easy to relate to. Finally I realize I am not alone, there are more psycho instructors out there marking papers as if they were Zorro using a red pen, and it is not just our facility that "treats report as if it were classified information, and we don't have proper clearance." A must get for the nurse in your life, or for yourself for humor you can relate to."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1560530626

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Between the Heartbeats: Poetry and Prose by Nurses, Davis, C. & Schaefer, J., eds.:"As Joanne Trautmann Banks indicates in the Foreword of this fine anthology, "when we are sick, very sick, it is often the nurse who is closest to our bodies, minds, and souls." This experience of closeness to suffering is well-reflected in the poetry and prose of the 49 nurses whose work is collected here. While these writings vary widely in form and style, they focus almost exclusively on the nursing interaction; they are nurses' stories of patients and nurses' reflections on nursing. Two major themes pervade the book. One is the powerlessness of nurses in the face of illness and suffering. The other is their tough, unsentimental devotion to their patients and the profession."
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/webdocs/webdescrips/davis844-des-.html

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Book By You Publishing, Wendy Pickett, RN, ER Fever:"In the fast-paced world of a hospital emergency room, you'll save lives and fall in love! Don't miss our hottest book yet, ER Fever -- where the "ER" also stands for "Extra Romance"! Right from the start of ER Fever, our handsome, clever hero plunges into the middle of the high-stakes action of County General Hospital's emergency room. The newest doctor on staff, he barely catches a first glimpse of his surroundings when he's called on to save a life! Luckily, on that first night, he meets the perfect bedside partner: our heroine, a nurse whose skill and beauty are equally impressive. She's the very heart of the ER, trusted and adored by her patients and respected by her colleagues. Book By You Publishing
P.O. Box 194
Delaware ON,
NOL 1E0, Canada
1-877-898-1440, publish@bookbyyou.com
http://www.bookbyyou.com/erfever/default.asp

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Philis Boultinghouse, Leann Weiss, Hugs for Nurses: Stories, Sayings, and Scriptures to Encourage and Inspire (Hugs) by :"The Bible says it very simply: "Faith, hope, and love-but the greatest of these is love..."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1582292809/

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Marc Brown, Emergency!: True Stories from the Nation's Ers (Emergency!) by :"California emergency-room physician Brown here supplements tales of his own experiences with contributions from almost 100 other doctors and nurses in a volume that is by turn tense, poignant and amusing. ER personnel confront the entire range of human life from its beginning to its end, but hardest to bear, they find, are crib deaths and futile attempts to resuscitate child and teenage accident victims, not so much because the ERs are traumatized by mortality but because they must deal with the survivors. Among their least favorite patients are unwashed derelicts and near-psychotics high on drugs or liquor. Regarded as a minor annoyance are malingerers and hypochondriacs, who waste the resources of the ERs. There are funny stories here as well, like the one about the doctor who was misunderstood when he requested a stool from a patient, meaning a chair."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312962657/nursefriendly-20

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Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing (Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing) by Lillian Sholtis Brunner, Suzanne C. O'Connell Smeltzer, Doris Smith Suddarth, Brenda G. Bare, Amazon.com:"This comprehensive, readable introduction to medical-surgical nursing is the best-selling medical-surgical text of all time! Meticulously revised and updated, this edition is the ultimate resource for meeting the nursing challenges in today's dynamic healthcare environment. Now presented in a vivid new four-color design, Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing offers an abundance of charts and displays to enhance visual appeal and make information easily accessible. New in the Eighth Edition: community-based nursing care, collaborative problems / critical thinking exercises, critical pathways, plus new chapters on Shock and Multisystem Failure, Chronic Illness, AIDS, Cultural Diversity, and Community-Based Nursing Care."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0781731933/

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Bryner, Jeanne, Blue Lace Socks, Literature, Arts, Medicine Database:"A nurse works at the bed of a child who is an accident victim: "She is not yet dead." Even though they are about to transport the child by helicopter, there is no question that she will die. The poet brings the reader into the immediacy of the moment in which she is listening to "the whisper of her blood pressure" and the "Thump. Thump. Thump. Thump." of the helicopter's blades. There is no way, though, to reach the child: " . . . I want to put / my arms around her, / tell her we are all terribly sorry for this . . . . "
http://litmed.med.nyu.edu/Annotation?action=view&annid=914

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Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon, Mary Ellen Jeans, Patricia Benner (Foreword), From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public by :"From Silence to Voice features stories about nurses who ensure that patients receive appropriate, timely, and even life-saving care, nurses who make all the difference while crises are underway but whose contributions are neglected in medical charts and thank-you notes, nurses who are left out altogether or obscured by the generic "nurse." However, the book also provides detailed accounts of nurses who do make their voices heard, who do make their concerns public— and it shows how those successes can be duplicated."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801488680/

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Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Autio, LeAnn Thieman, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession :"This collection of true stories champions the daily contributions, commitments and sacrifices of nurses and portrays the compassion, intellect and wit necessary to meet the challenging demands of the profession. Stories from student nurses recall why they entered the profession; stories from seasoned nurses reveal why they stay, and some stories reflect on the "good old days." Most important, as every fan of the series knows, each story shares hope for the future. Regardless of age or area of practice, health-care workers the world over will find their own hearts and souls in these stories as they discover the universality of what they do-and the power of their skillful hands and devoted hearts."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1558749330/

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Donna Cardillo, RN, Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional by :"Survive and Thrive As a Nurse from Day One! Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer. This invaluable book will get you started! Written by an experienced R.N., Your First Year As a Nurse provides practical, real-world solutions to the profession's most common and difficult issues. Inside, you'll find out what you really need to know, who you need to know, how to avoid missteps, and where you can go for help when you need it. Gritty, witty, and full of invaluable tips and advice from first year nurses, this book is your personal mentor for your new career."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0761533338/

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Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, Rives Carlson Coaching, CPC, nursekeith, Twitter.com:"Keith Carlson, RN, BSN, CPC, is a Certified Professional Coach specializing in health and wellness. Keith is also a Registered Nurse, Certified Swedish Massage Practitioner, Certified Kripalu Yoga Instructor, medical writer, award-winning blogger, and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader. Keith has assisted hundreds of patients and clients to achieve increased wellness, manage chronic health conditions, and improve self-care. Keith is available by phone and email to provide you with customized coaching in order to achieve your individualized health and wellness goals."
Rives Carlson Coaching
http://rivescarlsoncoaching.com/
http://twitter.com/nursekeith

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Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Autio, LeAnn Thieman:"This collection of true stories champions the daily contributions, commitments and sacrifices of nurses and portrays the compassion, intellect and wit necessary to meet the challenging demands of the profession. Stories from student nurses recall why they entered the profession; stories from seasoned nurses reveal why they stay, and some stories reflect on the "good old days." Most important, as every fan of the series knows, each story shares hope for the future. Regardless of age or area of practice, health-care workers the world over will find their own hearts and souls in these stories as they discover the universality of what they do-and the power of their skillful hands and devoted hearts."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1558749330/

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Code Green: Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing by Dana Beth Weinberg, Suzanne Gordon:"We are on the verge of the nation’s worst nursing shortage in history. Dedicated nurses are leaving hospitals in droves, and there are not enough new recruits to the profession to meet demand. Even hospitals that were once very highly regarded for the quality of their nursing care, such as Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, now struggle to fill vacant positions. What happened? Dana Beth Weinberg argues that hospital restructuring in the 1990s is to blame. In their attempts to retain profit margins or even just to stay afloat, hospitals adopted a common set of practices to cut costs and increase revenues. Many strategies squeezed greater productivity out of nurses and other hospital workers. Nurses’ workloads increased to the point that even the most skilled nurses questioned whether they could provide minimal, safe care to patients. As hospitals hemorrhaged money, it seemed that no one—not hospital administrators, not doctors—felt they could afford to listen to nurses."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801439809/

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Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande, Amazon.com:"Gently dismantling the myth of medical infallibility, Dr. Atul Gawande's Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science is essential reading for anyone involved in medicine--on either end of the stethoscope. Medical professionals make mistakes, learn on the job, and improvise much of their technique and self-confidence. Gawande's tales are humane and passionate reminders that doctors are people, too. His prose is thoughtful and deeply engaging, shifting from sometimes painful stories of suffering patients (including his own child) to intriguing suggestions for improving medicine with the same care he expresses in the surgical theater. Some of his ideas will make health care providers nervous or even angry, but his disarming style, confessional tone, and thoughtful arguments should win over most readers. Complications is a book with heart and an excellent bedside manner, celebrating rather than berating doctors for being merely human. --Rob Lightner"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312421702/

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Condition Critical by Echo Heron:"Although Heron provides enough personal detail to make the book a very good read, its importance lies in her depiction of how sick people really function, what nurses do to help them, and how little physicians, hospitals and our society understand or value that work."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804113351/

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Davis, Cortney The Body Flute, Literure, Arts, Medicine Database:"This small chapbook consists of six relatively long poems, all dealing with the experience of nursing. "What the Nurse Likes" presents striking images and juxtapositions that turn ordinary actions into mysterious aspects of healing. In "Becoming the Patient" Cortney Davis, who is "tired of being the nurse," empathetically identifies with her patient. "The Body Flute" sings of the body itself, "I go on loving the flesh / after you die." The nurse works with the visible parts of the body--touches, washes, inserts, and smoothes--during life and death. "At death," she concludes, "you become wholly mine."
http://litmed.med.nyu.edu/Annotation?action=view&annid=1187

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Davis, Cortney, Details of Flesh, Literature, Arts, Medicine Database:"Divided into three titled sections: "What Man Might Kill," "The Nurse's Task," and "The Body Flute," the poems in this volume detail moments in the life of a nurse who is also mother who once [in imagination] dragged her daughter from a wrecked and burning car; a daughter who stood on the stairs and listened to her mother's voice; and a lover who is aware of how her own trained clinical gaze and the gaze of desire sometimes intersect. The poems range from a whimsical reverse-reel footage of memories that reach back to the moment of conception in "The Smoke We Make Pictures Of" to a scene from childhood when she was rushed to the hospital and came home vowing to love like the "women in white bright enough to burn / running with me in their arms"--a love she describes as "Fierce. / Physical," to a poem that imagines the life of the murderer, to poems that let us into the intimacy of a nurse keeping vigil by the dying, cleaning shriveled bodies, attending women giving birth. "I Hear the Cries of Women" is a litany of memories of "Women in the clinic waiting room" who "wanted to please / wanted to be whole / had no choice / couldn't speak / wasn't heard."
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/webdocs/webdescrips/davis1556-des-.html

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Davis, Cortney I Knew a Woman: The Experience of the Female Body, Literature, Arts, Medicine Database:"The text explores the experiences of a nurse practitioner in an inner city OB-GYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology) clinic and four of her women patients, from a fifteen-year-old homeless pregnant child to a mature woman struggling with cancer. Another of her patients is pregnant and drug addicted; a fourth suffers from pains that come from buried memories of sexual abuse. The stories of all four patients weave in and out of the narrator's own stories about herself, her own health and illness experiences, her own respectful appreciation of the female body."
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/webdocs/webdescrips/davis11912-des-.html

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Davis, C. & Schaefer, J., eds. Intensive Care, Literature, Arts, Medicine Database:"This is a new collection of poetry and short prose by nurses, edited by Cortney Davis and Judy Schaefer, whose remarkable first anthology, Between the Heartbeats: Poetry and Prose by Nurses [see annotation in this database], may be the founding document of "nurse writing" as a recognizable genre. In the Foreword, Cortney Davis comments on the process of selection and sketches the similarities and differences between this and the previous volume. One of the interesting similarities is that nurses write more often about birth than death; one of the differences is the wider range of topics, including nurses who reveal their own experiences as patients (see Amy Haddad, "Conversations with Wendy," pp. 100-102) and others whose fatigue and frustration cause them to step away from nursing (see Pamela Mitchell, "A Nurse's Farewell," pp., 149-151)"
http://endeavor.med.nyu.edu/lit-med/lit-med-db/webdocs/webdescrips/davis12088-des-.html

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Dermatology nursing authors lauded.(Letter to the Editor), Dermatology Nursing; February 01, 2004; Anderson, Zach N.:"I want to congratulate my fellow DNA colleagues (especially our LPN/LVN and MA's) on submitting manuscripts and clinical snapshots to the Dermatology Nursing journal. I find it a joy to read and "learn" about different cases that my fellow nurses are in contact with on a daily basis. These nurses should feel very proud of themselves in submitting a manuscript, as well as getting it published. As a fellow author of a recently published manuscript, I know how difficult it can be, especially for first-time authors!"
http://static.highbeam.com/d/dermatologynursing/february012004/dermatologynursingauthorslaudedlettertotheeditorle/

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Doctors: Jokes ,Quotes, and Anecdotes : 2005 Day-to-Day Calendar by Andrews McMeel Publishing (Producer):"Alternate doses of healthcare jokes with hysterical excerpts from actual medical charts and records, add in outrageous-but-true medical stories as needed for chuckles, inject quotes from medical TV shows, movies, and famous comedians for relief of workplace ennui, and you've got the perfect prescription to cure the blahs. The Doctors: Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes 2005 Calendar is just what the doctor ordered as each page reveals the ridiculous, funny side of medicine. From the ER to private practice, from the waiting room to the operating table, from the maternity ward to the pediatrician's office, from the pharmacy to HMOs-this calendar is proof that medicine is the best laughter. Each of the 700,000 doctors in the United States, nearly 20,000 people that enter medical school each year, and countless other medical professionals will appreciate this laughter-inducing calendar created just for them."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0740744488/

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Dr. David Sherer's Hospital Survival Guide: 100+ Ways to Make Your Hospital Stay Safe and Comfortable by David Sherer, Maryann Karinch, Amazon.com:"This guide offers practical tips to ensure that patients emerge from their hospital visits healthier than they were before they checked in and without having to endure excessive pain or indignities. Included are practical tips and warnings such as the fact that July, when the new interns start, is the most dangerous month to have a procedure done at a teaching hospital; EMLA anesthetic cream can be requested to be used on children's skin, allowing for less painful I.V. starts; and washing off all iodine-based antiseptics thoroughly after surgery can prevent chemical burns. Proven tips for reducing hospital bills are also presented."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0972373608/

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Carl Elbing Jr., Nurstoons the Art of Nursing: A Collection of Nursing Cartoons by Amazon.com:"Witty and often-outrageous cartoons depicting professional nursing issues with the humor only a nurse can provide. From the Foreword: Learned theorists say that Nursing is both a science and an art. It is a science because of words like microgram and oophorectomy (trust me, that's how you spell it). It is an art because, well, it takes a lot of creativity to pass out all 0900 meds at 0900 (and a bit of time traveling too). Only a Nurse is professionally prepared to wipe bottoms and differentiate v-tach from SVT. Only a Nurse performs services, many of them lifesaving, which get billed as a room charge. Only a Nurse."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1929693133/

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Emergency!: True Stories from the Nation's Ers (Emergency!) by Marc Brown:"California emergency-room physician Brown here supplements tales of his own experiences with contributions from almost 100 other doctors and nurses in a volume that is by turn tense, poignant and amusing. ER personnel confront the entire range of human life from its beginning to its end, but hardest to bear, they find, are crib deaths and futile attempts to resuscitate child and teenage accident victims, not so much because the ERs are traumatized by mortality but because they must deal with the survivors. Among their least favorite patients are unwashed derelicts and near-psychotics high on drugs or liquor. Regarded as a minor annoyance are malingerers and hypochondriacs, who waste the resources of the ERs. There are funny stories here as well, like the one about the doctor who was misunderstood when he requested a stool from a patient, meaning a chair."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312962657/nursefriendly-20

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Fatal Diagnosis by Echo Heron:"A cosmetic surgery patient complains of an inexplicable rash. . . . A pacemaker interferes with hospital equipment. . . . A man is fished out of San Francisco Bay, his body disfigured by sharks. Or by a human with a very sharp knife . . . On Ward Eight of Ellis Hospital, nurse Adele Monsarrat uncovers a link between two cases of disfigured corpses--and she is certain that the same rogue doctor "operated" on both. But Adele would never guess that the crimes she is investigating reach halfway around the world--or that she has already been added to a growing list of victims. For in an age in which cosmetic surgery can perform wonders, someone has discovered the ultimate transformation: using the human body as the perfect disguise for terror. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804119139/

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Frazzled, Fried...Finished? A Guide to Help Nurses Find Balance: Joan C. Borgatti, RN, MEd:"It's quite possible that nursing is one of the most underrated and misunderstood professions. The public adores nurses, but they just don't 'get' that nursing is a complex and demanding profession that exacts a toll on every nurse who gives patient care his or her all. And surprisingly, I think that sometimes nurses don't get it either. Nurses don't get how extraordinary they are, or all they bring to their practice. Instead, they run at full speed trying to do all that's asked of them and then some. Here we sit, in the middle of a severe nursing shortage, as many exhausted and burned-out nurses struggle to make it from one shift to the next. Where did the idealism go? When did the hopes so many nurses started out with disappear? And more importantly, how can nurses find it again?"
http://www.booklocker.com/books/1659.html

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From Novice to Expert: Excellence and Power in Clinical Nursing Practice, Commemorative Edition by Patricia Benner:"This coherent presentation of clinical judgement, caring practices and collaborative practice provides ideas and images that readers can draw upon in their interactions with others and in their interpretation of what nurses do. It includes many clear, colorful examples and describes the five stages of skill acquisition, the nature of clinical judgement and experiential learning and the seven major domains of nursing practice. The narrative method captures content and contextual issues that are often missed by formal models of nursing knowledge. The book uncovers the knowledge embedded in clinical nursing practice and provides the Dreyfus model of skill acquisition applied to nursing, an interpretive approach to identifying and describing clinical knowledge, nursing functions, effective management, research and clinical practice, career development and education, plus practical applications. For nurses and healthcare professionals."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130325228/

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From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public by Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon, Mary Ellen Jeans, Patricia Benner (Foreword):"From Silence to Voice features stories about nurses who ensure that patients receive appropriate, timely, and even life-saving care, nurses who make all the difference while crises are underway but whose contributions are neglected in medical charts and thank-you notes, nurses who are left out altogether or obscured by the generic "nurse." However, the book also provides detailed accounts of nurses who do make their voices heard, who do make their concerns public— and it shows how those successes can be duplicated."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801488680/

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Suzanne Gordon, Dana Beth Weinberg, Code Green: Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing by :"We are on the verge of the nation's worst nursing shortage in history. Dedicated nurses are leaving hospitals in droves, and there are not enough new recruits to the profession to meet demand. Even hospitals that were once very highly regarded for the quality of their nursing care, such as Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, now struggle to fill vacant positions. What happened? Dana Beth Weinberg argues that hospital restructuring in the 1990s is to blame. In their attempts to retain profit margins or even just to stay afloat, hospitals adopted a common set of practices to cut costs and increase revenues. Many strategies squeezed greater productivity out of nurses and other hospital workers. Nurses' workloads increased to the point that even the most skilled nurses questioned whether they could provide minimal, safe care to patients. As hospitals hemorrhaged money, it seemed that no one—not hospital administrators, not doctors—felt they could afford to listen to nurses."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801439809/

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Suzanne Gordon, Mary Ellen Jeans, Patricia Benner (Foreword), Bernice Buresh, From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public by :"From Silence to Voice features stories about nurses who ensure that patients receive appropriate, timely, and even life-saving care, nurses who make all the difference while crises are underway but whose contributions are neglected in medical charts and thank-you notes, nurses who are left out altogether or obscured by the generic "nurse." However, the book also provides detailed accounts of nurses who do make their voices heard, who do make their concerns public— and it shows how those successes can be duplicated."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801488680/

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Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Autio, LeAnn Thieman, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession :"This collection of true stories champions the daily contributions, commitments and sacrifices of nurses and portrays the compassion, intellect and wit necessary to meet the challenging demands of the profession. Stories from student nurses recall why they entered the profession; stories from seasoned nurses reveal why they stay, and some stories reflect on the "good old days." Most important, as every fan of the series knows, each story shares hope for the future. Regardless of age or area of practice, health-care workers the world over will find their own hearts and souls in these stories as they discover the universality of what they do-and the power of their skillful hands and devoted hearts."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1558749330/

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Florence Hardesty (R.N.), I Always Faint When I See a Syringe: Nurse Student Tales by , Amazon.com:"A former nursing professor writes about her students with affection and humor. She introduces the reader to her favorite patients, the ones whose struggles with mental illness, inspired and illustrated her lectures for a quarter of a century. Hardesty's own experience as a mature returning student should encourage those who seek furthur education."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0963176919/

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Health Smart: Hospital Handbook--Get In, Get Well, Go Home by Joseph Sacco:"As a clinician involved in patient care and discharge planning, I see every day the fear and upset people experience when they enter the hospital setting. They are strangers in a strange land, unfamiliar with "medicalese" jargon, institutional routine, policies and procedures, insurance issues and basic knowledge of the human body's complexity. Their bodies are failing, and, for the most part, their lives rest in the hands of strangers. In short they are terrified. Joseph Sacco's Hospital Handbook goes a long way in demystifying the experience, and explaining to the lay person how to make sense of and negotiate the medical system. It is also an essential resource for understanding the most common diseases, ailments and conditions from which the hospitalized patient suffers, and their treatments."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1592570755/

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Echo Heron, RN:"Echo Heron is the New York Times bestselling author of eight books. For more details about each individual book, including reviews, click on MY WORKS link on the menu above. A pioneer of the true medicine genre, Ms. Heron was a critical care RN for 18 years in the San Francisco Bay area. She is active as a speaker on healthcare issues and nurse and patient rights. She currently lives in Northern California where she continues to write."
http://www.echoheron.com/

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Echo Heron, Condition Critical by :"Although Heron provides enough personal detail to make the book a very good read, its importance lies in her depiction of how sick people really function, what nurses do to help them, and how little physicians, hospitals and our society understand or value that work."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804113351/

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Echo Heron, Fatal Diagnosis by :"A cosmetic surgery patient complains of an inexplicable rash. . . . A pacemaker interferes with hospital equipment. . . . A man is fished out of San Francisco Bay, his body disfigured by sharks. Or by a human with a very sharp knife . . . On Ward Eight of Ellis Hospital, nurse Adele Monsarrat uncovers a link between two cases of disfigured corpses--and she is certain that the same rogue doctor "operated" on both. But Adele would never guess that the crimes she is investigating reach halfway around the world--or that she has already been added to a growing list of victims. For in an age in which cosmetic surgery can perform wonders, someone has discovered the ultimate transformation: using the human body as the perfect disguise for terror. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804119139/

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Echo Heron, Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse by :"This is a nurse's story unlike any other, because Echo Heron is a very special nurse. Dedicated to healing and helping in the harshest environments, she spent ten years in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Her story is unique, penetrating, and unforgettable. Her story is real."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804102511/

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Echo Heron, Mercy by :"With a sharp eye and even sharper pen, Echo Heron stunned the world with her gritty, passionate, brutally honest account of a nurse's daily life in her national bestseller, Intensive Care. Now she turns her humor, honesty and compassion to a gripping story of a nurse facing burnout. Cat Richardson is battle weary and disillusioned. With a heart--and a mouth--as big as her 12EEE shoes, she's continually bucking a system choked by hospital politics, egomaniacal doctors, frustrated co-workers. After twenty-five-hour days battling chaos, and caring for patients who desperately need her, Cat is losing both patience and her mind. Then an intriguing police detective investigating the brutal beating of a celebrated artist breathes new life into her frantic, loveless existence, and a special patient nurtures her fading spirit...even as danger strikes perilously close to home (."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671684388/

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Echo Heron, Panic by:"PANIC ON WARD EIGHT Only hours ago teenager Iris Hersh was in perfect health. Now she hovers near death, pulse racing, temperature soaring, ravaged by a virus that medical science has never before encountered--and doesn't know how to stop. As an entire hospital staff fights for Iris's waning life, the disease claims another victim. Then another. Wondering why this rogue virus seems so curiously selective, charge nurse Adele Monsarrat joins forces with Detective Tim Rittman, hoping to contain a potentially raging epidemic--before it spreads out into an unsuspecting world. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804114587/

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Echo Heron, Paradox by :"A beautiful young woman with amnesia lies in Ward 8 of Ellis Hospital, remembering nothing about where she was driving when her car plunged over a cliff--or the identity of the dead child in the backseat. Naming the anonymous patient Mathilde, Nurse Adele Monsarrat calls on her psychiatrist ex-lover to help the crash victim recover her shadowed past. Yet someone is determined to keep Mathilde silenced as a threatening presence infiltrates the dark hospital halls--while outside in the community, four people are brutally murdered in what appear to be professional hits. Then the police uncover disturbing connections between the victims--and Mathilde--forcing Adele into a hot zone of terror, where ruthless violence spreads like a disease no doctor can cure. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804114595/

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Echo Heron, Pulse by :"When sweet young Chloe, everybody's favorite nurse, dies in the recovery room after a routine appendectomy, nurse Adel Coutant's suspicions are aroused. It's the third sudden death among the hospital staff in a year, and Adel is certain one of her coworkers is behind the onslaught. But who in this pressure-cooker workplace--where drugs, sex, and odd spiritual practices serve to ease tension--bears the mark of true madness? As Adel starts probing, the fever of fear soars, and a brilliant maniac watches and waits. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804114579/

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Echo Heron, Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Front by :"A critical-care nurse in coronary and emergency medicine for eighteen years, Echo Heron has seen and heard it all. Here she recounts narratives of real-life medical dramas experienced by nurses across the country, sharing with us the inspiring, the tragic, and the outrageously funny: a penitentiary nurse who wasresponsible for orchestrating a murderer's execution; a stroke victim who rose out of his depression when his nurses began telling him jokes; and, perhaps the most riveting testimony, moment-by-moment memories of several nurses who served in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. Filled with both tears and laughter and charged with the issues that afflict nursing care today, TENDING LIVES is a gripping, moving, inspiring book, a fitting tribute to a noble profession."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804118213

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ER Fever, Wendy Pickett, RN, Book By You Publishing:"In the fast-paced world of a hospital emergency room, you'll save lives and fall in love! Don't miss our hottest book yet, ER Fever -- where the "ER" also stands for "Extra Romance"! Right from the start of ER Fever, our handsome, clever hero plunges into the middle of the high-stakes action of County General Hospital's emergency room. The newest doctor on staff, he barely catches a first glimpse of his surroundings when he's called on to save a life! Luckily, on that first night, he meets the perfect bedside partner: our heroine, a nurse whose skill and beauty are equally impressive. She's the very heart of the ER, trusted and adored by her patients and respected by her colleagues. Book By You Publishing
P.O. Box 194
Delaware ON,
NOL 1E0, Canada
1-877-898-1440, publish@bookbyyou.com
http://www.bookbyyou.com/erfever/default.asp

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The House of God : The Classic Novel of Life and Death in an American Hospital by SAMUEL MD SHEM, Amazon.com:"Now a classic! The hilarious novel of the healing arts that reveals everything your doctor never wanted you to know. Six eager interns -- they saw themselves as modern saviors-to-be. They came from the top of their medical school class to the bottom of the hospital staff to serve a year in the time-honored tradition, racing to answer the flash of on-duty call lights and nubile nurses. But only the Fat Man --the Clam, all-knowing resident -- could sustain them in their struggle to survive, to stay sane, to love-and even to be doctors when their harrowing year was done."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385337388/

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How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive : A Guide to Patient Power by Sheldon P. Blau, Elaine Fantle Shimberg, Amazon.com:"Dr. Sheldon Blau almost died after undergoing open-heart surgery—not from the surgery or heart disease, but from infectious bacteria introduced during surgery. His in-hospital experiences made him a better doctor, and inspired him to write How to Get Out of the Hospital Alive. The book describes the role of each member of the medical team, shows patients how to become active, effective members of that team, and offers concrete advice about ways to avoid the most common hospital-related errors. Ten Things You Can Do to Get Out of the Hospital Alive Make sure all your known allergies are clearly marked on your chart, wrist band, or on a piece of paper taped above your bed. Mark the area of your body to be operated on with a felt-tip pen. Never eat or drink anything before surgery, even if the nurse brings you a food tray. Tell your anesthesiologist if you're on any type of medication. Have a reliable advocate with you as often as possible throughout your hospital stay. Write your name prominently on a piece of paper and tape it to the wall above your bed. Always ask the nurse to check the name and dosage of any medication he or she is about to give you. Don't let anyone bully you. Don't hesitate to get a second—or third—opinion. Trust your instincts."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0028623630/

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How to Survive Your Doctor's Care: Get the Right Diagnosis, the Right Treatment, and the Right Experts for You. by Pamela F. Gallin, Amazon.com:"From one of the world's leading pediatric surgeons, a world class physician, with insiders access to the some of the best health care in the country, comes this incredibly useful guide to maneuvering your way to first class care. Dr. Gallins close call with medical disaster opened her eyes to the perils and pitfalls of all patients - even savvy off duty surgeons. Empowered by her unique perspective, Dr. Gallin gives us the essential insiders guide for anyone attempting to navigate their health care system. She offers not only a revealing look at today's complicated medical system, but also real life examples of what can - and did - go wrong."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0895261200/

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How to Survive Your Hospital Stay : The Complete Guide to Getting the Care You Need--And Avoiding Problems You Don't by Gail Van Kanegan, Michael Boyette, Amazon.com:"Most people will find themselves -- or a loved one -- faced with a hospital stay at some point in their lives. The prospect is scary enough, even without worrying about hospital infections, adverse drug reactions, and other alarming risks that have been documented by the Centers for Disease Control and reported widely in medical journals and the national media. But help is here. Written by an experienced nurse practitioner and recognized hospital safety expert, How to Survive Your Hospital Stay offers simple steps to take before, during, and after hospitalization in order to take control of the entire process, including: Evaluating whether a hospital stay is really necessary Dealing with the top ten risks, from medication errors to malnutrition Getting the staff on your side Choosing the right doctor Negotiating the insurance minefield Making sure you are discharged safely and will get the follow-up care you need."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0743233190/

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Hugs for Nurses: Stories, Sayings, and Scriptures to Encourage and Inspire (Hugs) by Philis Boultinghouse, Leann Weiss:"The Bible says it very simply: "Faith, hope, and love-but the greatest of these is love..."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1582292809/

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I Always Faint When I See a Syringe: Nurse Student Tales by Florence Hardesty (R.N.), Amazon.com:"A former nursing professor writes about her students with affection and humor. She introduces the reader to her favorite patients, the ones whose struggles with mental illness, inspired and illustrated her lectures for a quarter of a century. Hardesty's own experience as a mature returning student should encourage those who seek furthur education."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0963176919/

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Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse by Echo Heron:"This is a nurse's story unlike any other, because Echo Heron is a very special nurse. Dedicated to healing and helping in the harshest environments, she spent ten years in emergency rooms and intensive care units. Her story is unique, penetrating, and unforgettable. Her story is real."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804102511/

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The Intern Blues : The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor by Robert Marion, Amazon.com:"A New York pediatric geneticist, Marion ( Born Too Soon ) bases this thought-provoking, informative account of internship on diaries kept by three pediatric interns, two men and a woman, whose adviser he was at an unidentified hospital. They recall their transformation into experienced physicians, their initial panic, depression and doubts about the profession, their chronic exhaustion and the disruption of their personal lives. They dealt with often-fatal accidents and illness; with fetus-like premature infants and babies infected with AIDS; pregnant, disturbed, drug-addicted or VD-infected teenagers and hysterical, abusive parents; and often-hostile staff members. They criticize the internship program's applicant selection and assignment procedures and rotation system, and the long shifts which they aver adversely affect the intern's efficiency and judgment. At year's end, they mostly express relief that their internships are over. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060937092/

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Internal Bleeding : The Truth Behind America's Terrifying Epidemic of Medical Mistakes by ROBERT M. WACHTER, KAVEH SHOJANIA, Amazon.com:"With a mix of horrifying medical accidents and warmly logical problem solving, Internal Bleeding provides a serious, if graphic, look at an industry where a simple mistake can lead directly to death. Happily, authors (both are medical doctors) Robert Wachter and Kaveh Shojania have as many practical solutions as they have tragic errors. Generally based on updated systems and protocols in processes like computerized prescription writing and physically initialing specific body parts to be operated on, their solutions are both sympathetic and angry. Pointing out impatient, overworked or generally stubborn doctors and nurses that are resistant to changing procedures, they also are quick to detail the overwhelming combination of low funds and the drive for profit that keep hospitals from always providing the optimum working (and healing) conditions. Most helpful to nervous patients (and you'll almost certainly be nervous after reading this) is a short chapter offering advice on how to insure you're well informed on all aspects of your health care. While the language--and solutions--presented are often complex, the knowledgeable, personal slant provided by both authors lends a new perspective to the continuing debate between abstract policies and daily practices in health care."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1590710169/

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Mary Ellen Jeans, Patricia Benner (Foreword), Bernice Buresh, Suzanne Gordon, From Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate to the Public by :"From Silence to Voice features stories about nurses who ensure that patients receive appropriate, timely, and even life-saving care, nurses who make all the difference while crises are underway but whose contributions are neglected in medical charts and thank-you notes, nurses who are left out altogether or obscured by the generic "nurse." However, the book also provides detailed accounts of nurses who do make their voices heard, who do make their concerns public— and it shows how those successes can be duplicated."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801488680/

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Janet R. Katz, Majoring in Nursing : From Prerequisites to Postgraduate Study and Beyond by :"In this groundbreaking career guide, Janet Katz gives a tour of the nursing profession and helps prospective students evaluate whether it's right for them. Through personal anecdotes and interviews with women and men from a wide range of nursing specialties, Katz examines what it means to be a nurse and addresses the misconceptions that surround the profession. She introduces readers to the diverse career possibilities within nursing, such as working in a helicopter emergency unit, conducting scientific research, or providing home health care. Katz also offers practical advice on each step toward becoming a nurse, from choosing the right school to finding your first job to managing on-the-job stress."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374525676/

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Keeping Patients Safe: Transforming the Work Environment of Nurses by Institute of Medicine, Ann Page, Amazon.com:"The Institute of Medicine presents its third study on how to keep patients safe from the combined effects of the complexities of the technologically driven, compartmentalized health care system and the fallibility of human health care providers, managers, and leadership within that system. Taking the perspective of nurses as the largest component of the health care workforce, it suggests how the work environment can provide optimum safety."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0309090679/

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Colleen Kenefick, Amy Y. Young, Best of Nursing Humor: A Collection of Articles, Essays, and Poetry Published in the Nursing Literature Amazon.com:"As a student nurse I found this book hysterical!!! The student nursing short stories were so easy to relate to. Finally I realize I am not alone, there are more psycho instructors out there marking papers as if they were Zorro using a red pen, and it is not just our facility that "treats report as if it were classified information, and we don't have proper clearance." A must get for the nurse in your life, or for yourself for humor you can relate to."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1560530626

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Kill As Few Patients As Possible by Oscar London, Amazon.com:"London, an internist in private practice, offers 56 short essays on his profession that consist of alternating doses of slapstick and poignancy. For example, in moving tones he tells of his joy at consulting a dour hematologist who properly diagnosed a 24-year-old woman's elusive illness and saved her life. Then he makes an all-too-familiar, if well-phrased, complaint about being forced to look at other doctors' vacation photos. But there are many gems here: London tells of pet peeves (being called "Doc"); derides medical conventions (in lecture halls after large meals doctors don't listen because "blood is being massively shunted from brains to intestines"); rails against smoking ("my favorite punchline is to tell a smoker she's microwaving herself to death"); and promotes Valium over alcohol for relieving stress ("taken in moderation, Valium works immoderately well to get my tense patients through their days and nightsand me through minewith brain and liver cells intact"). Despite some overreaching for humorous effect, this is an entertaining, insightful book."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/089815197X/

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Medical Error : What Do We Know? What Do We Do? (Michigan Forum on Health Policy) by Marilynn M Rosenthal (Editor), Kathleen M. Sutcliffe (Editor), Amazon.com:"The information contained in Medical Error includes contributions from experts in the field who offer a comprehensive and constructive review of medical mishaps. The book provides a useful reference for students and practitioners who must examine and assess the critical area of patient safety. Throughout Medical Error the authors stress the critical need for accountability and transparency and address a number of compelling questions: Where are we mired in outdated approaches? Where have we misinterpreted data? Where are we getting new insights? Where do we dare to be innovative? This helpful resource will prove to be a valuable tool for health care professionals who strive to improve care for all their patients."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/078796395X/

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Mercy by Echo Heron:"With a sharp eye and even sharper pen, Echo Heron stunned the world with her gritty, passionate, brutally honest account of a nurse's daily life in her national bestseller, Intensive Care. Now she turns her humor, honesty and compassion to a gripping story of a nurse facing burnout. Cat Richardson is battle weary and disillusioned. With a heart--and a mouth--as big as her 12EEE shoes, she's continually bucking a system choked by hospital politics, egomaniacal doctors, frustrated co-workers. After twenty-five-hour days battling chaos, and caring for patients who desperately need her, Cat is losing both patience and her mind. Then an intriguing police detective investigating the brutal beating of a celebrated artist breathes new life into her frantic, loveless existence, and a special patient nurtures her fading spirit...even as danger strikes perilously close to home (."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671684388/

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Nursing Students with Disabilities, Change the Course, Donna Carol Maheady, Ed.D., C.P.N.P., RN:"Proud receipent of the 2004 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in the Nursing Education & Continuing Education Category. We learn by experience, both personally and systemically. Donna Carol Maheady has used her personal experience as a nursing educator teaching nursing students with disabilities, and as a parent of a child with significant disabilities, to write "Nursing Students with Disabilities: Change the Course". We all have the opportunity to learn from her experiences. Nursing Students with Disabilities charts the course of eight nursing students who have disabilities as they complete arduous nursing training. The students’ stories, by themselves, are inspirational and educational. By describing their own challenges of deafness, Crohn’s Disease, physical disabilities, etc., the students show us that where there is a will there is a way."
http://www.epbookstoreonline.com/product.php?productid=17884&cat=332&page=1

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Melisa Moriarty, Patricia T. van Betten, Nursing Illuminations: A Book of Days by :"Ideal for gift-giving or personal use, this inspirational daily reader is designed to help nurses reflect on the magnificent aspects of their profession. Depicting the similarities and bonds of nurses from the past and present through their causes, struggles, and accomplishments, this unique companion describes the contributions of 366 nurses and addresses the history of nursing, as well as the contemporary issues that nurses are facing today."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0323025846/

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Alison Morton-Cooper, MEd, PhD, Nurses.info:"Alison Morton-Cooper, MEd, PhD, is a lecturer in Health Studies at Glasgow University, an Associate Fellow in Continuing Education at Warwick University, and part-time CPD Editor for Blackwell Science. Last but not least, she mother to Alastair, who has Asperger's. Alison Morton-Cooper has had many years of experience in the field of health care, in health services journalism, as a health educator and latterly as a senior nurse and lecturer in continuing professional education. Her MEd and PhD in Continuing Education from the University of Warwick, England, led to substantive research as to the ways health professionals learn best from practice. Last but not least, she is the mother of a teenage son diagnosed as having high functioning autism, and she is an experienced advocate for families affected by autism."
Location: 391A St Georges Rd., Fitzroy North, Melbourne, Australia 3068
Postal: P.O. Box 1377, Fitzroy North, Melbourne, Australia 3068
Phone: + 61 3 9481 7222 Facsimile: + 61 3 9481 7655
http://www.nurses.info/media_authors_text_alison_mortoncooper.htm

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Majoring in Nursing : From Prerequisites to Postgraduate Study and Beyond by Janet R. Katz:"In this groundbreaking career guide, Janet Katz gives a tour of the nursing profession and helps prospective students evaluate whether it’s right for them. Through personal anecdotes and interviews with women and men from a wide range of nursing specialties, Katz examines what it means to be a nurse and addresses the misconceptions that surround the profession. She introduces readers to the diverse career possibilities within nursing, such as working in a helicopter emergency unit, conducting scientific research, or providing home health care. Katz also offers practical advice on each step toward becoming a nurse, from choosing the right school to finding your first job to managing on-the-job stress."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0374525676/

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Mount Misery by SAMUEL MD SHEM, Amazon.com:"Anyone who has read Samuel Shem's previous novel, The House of God, will be familiar with Dr. Roy Basch, the protagonist of Mount Misery. When last seen, Dr. Basch was completing a grueling residency; Mount Misery finds him beginning his psychiatric training at an upscale New England mental hospital. His introduction to the myriad forms of therapy available today--everything from Freudian psychoanalysis to psychopharmacology--provides Mr. Shem with plenty of blackly humorous grist for his mill. In this hospital, apparently, you need a score card to tell the doctors from the patients. Shem (the pseudonym of psychiatrist and playwright Dr. Stephen Bergman) delights in broad parody. He creates, for example, characters such as Dr. Heiler who gives lectures entitled "Borderline Germans and German Borderlines," or Dr. A. K. Lowell, whose devotion to Freudian analysis is so extreme that she refuses to speak to patients at all. Though the humor can be clumsy at times, Shem makes some serious points about the perils of psychotherapy in which the therapist is not above reproach."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804115559/

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Florence Nightingale, Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not by :"Outspoken writings by the founder of modern nursing record fundamentals in the needs of the sick that must be provided in all nursing. Covers such timeless topics as ventilation, noise, food, bed and bedding, light, cleanliness, and observation of the sick. "...Still the finest book on nursing..."—Co-Evolution Quarterly."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/048622340X/

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Florence Nightingale, Suggestions for Thought : Selections and Commentaries (Studies in Health, Illness, and Caregiving) by Florence Nightingale, Janet A. Macrae, Michael D. Calabria, Janet MacRae:"Nightingale, pioneer statistician, and healthcare reformer, and the founder of modern nursing, was also a deeply philosophical and spiritual thinker, as revealed in these selections from her three-volume work, written in her thirties and influential on her later writings. Aiming to provide an alternative to atheism for those who had left traditional religion, she struggles to articulate a reasonable faith, liberate women, and develop a sense of the spirit of God within human persons. Historians, feminists, nurses, and those struggling with issues of religious faith in the contemporary world may find this work inspiring. Recommended for academic and large public libraries."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/081221501X/

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Notes on Nursing: What It Is and What It Is Not by Florence Nightingale:"Outspoken writings by the founder of modern nursing record fundamentals in the needs of the sick that must be provided in all nursing. Covers such timeless topics as ventilation, noise, food, bed and bedding, light, cleanliness, and observation of the sick. "...Still the finest book on nursing..."—Co-Evolution Quarterly."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/048622340X/

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Nurse Practitioner as Entrepreneur, By Carolyn Zaumeyer:"Carolyn Zaumeyer, MSN, ARNP is a graduate of Florida International University and President and owner of Women's Health Watch, Inc. Over seven years ago Carolyn ventured into independent nursing practice. When planning her new practice, she did a literature review and was unable to locate any resource material to guide the nurse practitioner in developing her practice. While she was putting together her new venture, she was also keeping detailed notes, hoping that eventually she would be able to help other nurse practitioners interested in independent practice. In 1995 she published the book, "The Nurse Practitioner as Entrepreneur: How to Establish and Operate an Independent Practice - a reference and resource manual." This book has enjoyed national sales over the years, and many universities and colleges have utilized it as a text. It is now available for sale at our Website, "The Nurse Practitioner as Entrepreneur". It continues to guide and instruct nurse practitioners on how to establish, organize, and operate an independent nursing practice. Email Carolyn."
Women's Health Watch, Inc.
1735 Union Valley Road W. Milford , NJ 07480
973 728-1323, 1-800-776-1519, whwcz@WORLDNET.ATT.NET
http://www.independentnp.com/

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Nurses: Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes : 2005 Day-to-Day Calendar:"Perhaps there should be a warning label: "Caution: The more than 3 million registered nurses and the more than 100,000 people entering nursing school each year may experience acute tickling of the funny bone with this calendar." With each page featuring a funny joke, hilarious true story, witty quote, or medical chart blooper, this calendar's humor is aimed at nurses with more accuracy than a hypodermic needle. This is the fourth edition of the Nurses: Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes Calendar, and each year the number of emails and letters from nurses thanking us for making them laugh and providing their own hysterical adventures in nursing increases substantially. The Nurses: Jokes, Quotes, and Anecdotes 2005 Calendar is sure to keep the letters and emails coming by giving nurses not only a healthy dose of humor each day but also a sense of appreciation for their integral role in keeping us well."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0740744518/

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Books: Nurses On Our Own, Karon White Gibson RN, Joy Smith Catterson RN and Patricia Skalka Karon White Gibson RN, CCM, AmericaNurse, Ltd, Illinois Nursing Entrepreneurs:"AmericaNurse now provides consulting to major motion pictures and commercials. We also produce educational television shows on health, safety, alternative medicine and healthy innovate products and positive solutions in health care. We previously provided staffing and home care and occupational health."
AmericaNurse, Ltd,
Street Address: PO box 7717
Romeoville, Ilinois 60446
E-mail Address: calltvnurse@yahoo.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002221642290 LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/karon-white-gibson/6/b08/738
Books: Nurses On Our Own, Karon White Gibson RN, Joy Smith Catterson RN and Patricia Skalka
Television: Outspoken With Karon, Archived Broadcasts: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16545767
Karon Gibson RN interviewed by Dr. Kathleen Sandman BS DC, http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/16545874
http://www.nursesonourown.com/
http://www.Americantvproductions.com
http://www.nursingentrepreneurs.com/americanurse/

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Nursing Illuminations: A Book of Days by Patricia T. van Betten, Melisa Moriarty:"Ideal for gift-giving or personal use, this inspirational daily reader is designed to help nurses reflect on the magnificent aspects of their profession. Depicting the similarities and bonds of nurses from the past and present through their causes, struggles, and accomplishments, this unique companion describes the contributions of 366 nurses and addresses the history of nursing, as well as the contemporary issues that nurses are facing today."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0323025846/

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Nursing Process and Critical Thinking (3rd Edition) by Judith M. Wilkinson, Amazon.com:"Preface Students find this text easy, even enjoyable to use. Nevertheless, it is a serious text, with in-depth treatment of concepts. Because nurses need conceptual understanding of nursing process as well as the practical ability to plan and implement nursing care, this text balances conceptual and practical aspects. For example, Chapter 4 describes a diagnostic process, and Chapter 5 explains how to write diagnostic statements; Chapters 6 and 10 contain detailed explanations of how to create working care plans for real patients, while Chapters 6 and 7 discuss concepts related to choosing outcomes and interventions. CONTENT The nursing process provides a basic framework within which nurses apply the unique combination of knowledge, skills, and caring that constitute the art and science of nursing. The purpose of this book is to promote professional practice through effective use of the nursing process. To that end, the text integrates the following topics into the discussion of each nursing process step:"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0805391762/

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Nursing Students with Disabilities, Change the Course, Donna Carol Maheady, Ed.D., C.P.N.P., RN:"Proud receipent of the 2004 American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award in the Nursing Education & Continuing Education Category. We learn by experience, both personally and systemically. Donna Carol Maheady has used her personal experience as a nursing educator teaching nursing students with disabilities, and as a parent of a child with significant disabilities, to write "Nursing Students with Disabilities: Change the Course". We all have the opportunity to learn from her experiences. Nursing Students with Disabilities charts the course of eight nursing students who have disabilities as they complete arduous nursing training. The students' stories, by themselves, are inspirational and educational. By describing their own challenges of deafness, Crohn's Disease, physical disabilities, etc., the students show us that where there is a will there is a way."
http://www.epbookstoreonline.com/product.php?productid=17884&cat=332&page=1

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Nurstoons the Art of Nursing: A Collection of Nursing Cartoons by Carl Elbing Jr., Amazon.com:"Witty and often-outrageous cartoons depicting professional nursing issues with the humor only a nurse can provide. From the Foreword: Learned theorists say that Nursing is both a science and an art. It is a science because of words like microgram and oophorectomy (trust me, that’s how you spell it). It is an art because, well, it takes a lot of creativity to pass out all 0900 meds at 0900 (and a bit of time traveling too). Only a Nurse is professionally prepared to wipe bottoms and differentiate v-tach from SVT. Only a Nurse performs services, many of them lifesaving, which get billed as a room charge. Only a Nurse."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1929693133/

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ONLINE Nursing Editors, Page Index (212 Editors Listed):
http://www.nurseauthor.com/ONE/edlist.htm

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Panic by Echo Heron:"PANIC ON WARD EIGHT Only hours ago teenager Iris Hersh was in perfect health. Now she hovers near death, pulse racing, temperature soaring, ravaged by a virus that medical science has never before encountered--and doesn't know how to stop. As an entire hospital staff fights for Iris's waning life, the disease claims another victim. Then another. Wondering why this rogue virus seems so curiously selective, charge nurse Adele Monsarrat joins forces with Detective Tim Rittman, hoping to contain a potentially raging epidemic--before it spreads out into an unsuspecting world. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804114587/

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Paradox by Echo Heron:"A beautiful young woman with amnesia lies in Ward 8 of Ellis Hospital, remembering nothing about where she was driving when her car plunged over a cliff--or the identity of the dead child in the backseat. Naming the anonymous patient Mathilde, Nurse Adele Monsarrat calls on her psychiatrist ex-lover to help the crash victim recover her shadowed past. Yet someone is determined to keep Mathilde silenced as a threatening presence infiltrates the dark hospital halls--while outside in the community, four people are brutally murdered in what appear to be professional hits. Then the police uncover disturbing connections between the victims--and Mathilde--forcing Adele into a hot zone of terror, where ruthless violence spreads like a disease no doctor can cure. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804114595/

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Partnering With Patients to Reduce Medical Errors (Guidebook for Professionals) by Patrice L. Spath, David B., Md. Nash, Amazon.com:"(Health Forum, Inc.) Discusses the questions of involving consumers in healthcare safety improvement. Chapters include such topics as the patient's role in safety, creating opportunities for patient involvement in error prevention, and the leader's role in patient safety."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1556483147/

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Patient Safety: Achieving a New Standard for Care by Philip Aspden, Janet M. Corrigan, Julie Wolcott, Shari M. Erickson, Amazon.com:"Building on the Institute of Medicine reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm, this report provides a road map for the development and adoption of key health care data standards to support both information exchange and the reporting and analysis of patient safety data. The report describes a vision of patient safety systems integrated with clinical information systems and recommends strategies for creating data standards that support that vision. Data standards described refer not only to the actual data elements of medical records and patient safety reports but also to a new cultural standard that uses data to continuously improve patient safety.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0309090776/

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Pharmacology for Nursing Practice by Sherry F. Queener, Kathleen Gutierrez, Amazon.com:"This new text combines highly readable pharmacology content with clinically oriented nursing to focus on the nurse's role of administering drugs, monitoring their effects, and patient education. A strong presentation of pathophysiology and pharmacology, it includes three distinct sections -- pathophysiology, drug class, and application to practice."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0323019110/

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Wendy Pickett, RN, ER Fever, Book By You Publishing:"In the fast-paced world of a hospital emergency room, you'll save lives and fall in love! Don't miss our hottest book yet, ER Fever -- where the "ER" also stands for "Extra Romance"! Right from the start of ER Fever, our handsome, clever hero plunges into the middle of the high-stakes action of County General Hospital's emergency room. The newest doctor on staff, he barely catches a first glimpse of his surroundings when he's called on to save a life! Luckily, on that first night, he meets the perfect bedside partner: our heroine, a nurse whose skill and beauty are equally impressive. She's the very heart of the ER, trusted and adored by her patients and respected by her colleagues. Book By You Publishing
P.O. Box 194
Delaware ON,
NOL 1E0, Canada
1-877-898-1440, publish@bookbyyou.com
http://www.bookbyyou.com/erfever/default.asp

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Power to the Patient : The Treatments to Insist on When You're Sick by Isadore Rosenfeld, Amazon.com:"In today's impersonal world of health care conglomerates, receiving the best medical care isn't always possible. Superior care means knowing what treatments to insist on when you're sick. In this cutting-edge guide, Dr. Rosenfeld describes in detail, in plain language, and with his trademark humor, the most common ailments and diseases affecting millions-from acne to cancer, as well as Parkinson's disease, infertility, gallstones, and diabetes. The book contains what readers need to know to guarantee that their health care provider and doctor are offering the best care possible."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0446679844/

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Protect Yourself in the Hospital: Insider Tips for Avoiding Hospital Mistakes for Yourself or Someone You Love by Thomas A. Sharon:"A 1999 Harvard study found that nearly 100,000 people die accidentally in the hospital each year. However, there are ways for readers to protect their health or that of someone they care about. Protect Yourself in the Hospital arms readers with practical and possibly lifesaving advice. From the ER to the OR, and every ward in between, Protect Yourself in the Hospital provides readers with the tools they need to feel safe and secure during their next hospital visit. Written by an insider who is both a registered nurse and a legal consultant for malpractice cases, this valuable guide covers such topics as: The importance of room placement Making sure the correct body part is operated on Simple ways to prevent such common conditions as bedsores and hospital-acquired infections How to advocate for oneself or a loved one without alienating hospital staff And more."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0071417842/

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Pulse by Echo Heron:"When sweet young Chloe, everybody's favorite nurse, dies in the recovery room after a routine appendectomy, nurse Adel Coutant's suspicions are aroused. It's the third sudden death among the hospital staff in a year, and Adel is certain one of her coworkers is behind the onslaught. But who in this pressure-cooker workplace--where drugs, sex, and odd spiritual practices serve to ease tension--bears the mark of true madness? As Adel starts probing, the fever of fear soars, and a brilliant maniac watches and waits. . . ."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0804114579/

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Silence to Voice: What Nurses Know and Must Communicate:"to the Public is the first comprehensive guide to give nurses the information and encouragement they need to make their important work recognized and respected by the public. If you are a nurse—no matter where you work or your area of expertise—this book is for you! It’s a communication guidebook that will help you understand why nursing so often has been silenced, and silent, about its contributions to the care of the sick and the health of the public. It will provide you with the how-tos of effective public communication that you can use with patients, family, friends and neighbors as well as with journalists, policy makers and politicians."
c/o Cornell University Press
Sage House
512 East State Street
Ithaca, NY 1485
Info@SilenceToVoice.com
http://www.silencetovoice.com

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Neil B. Shulman, Kristin Anlage, 101 Ways to Know If You're a Nurse by :
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1892157004/nursefriendly-20

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Stressed Out About Nursing School! An Insider's Guide to Success by Stephanie Thibeault:"The authoritative student guide to one of the fastest growing, most in demand professions today! Loaded with resources and written from a student's perspective. This title guides the student through: The rigors of making it into nursing school (applications, interviews, types of programs, is nursing for you? and more). Surviving nursing school (what to expect, study tips, time management, the truth on clinicals, working and going to school plus tons more). Life after school (acing the NCLEX, getting your dream job, what is nursing really like, salaries, specialization, grad school and much, much more!). Helpful icons guide you through a myriad of resources and present expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about nursing school. The lighthearted manner makes it a joy to read!"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1929693168/

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Suggestions for Thought by Florence Nightingale: Selections and Commentaries (Studies in Health, Illness, and Caregiving) by Florence Nightingale, Janet A. Macrae, Michael D. Calabria, Janet MacRae:"Nightingale, pioneer statistician, and healthcare reformer, and the founder of modern nursing, was also a deeply philosophical and spiritual thinker, as revealed in these selections from her three-volume work, written in her thirties and influential on her later writings. Aiming to provide an alternative to atheism for those who had left traditional religion, she struggles to articulate a reasonable faith, liberate women, and develop a sense of the spirit of God within human persons. Historians, feminists, nurses, and those struggling with issues of religious faith in the contemporary world may find this work inspiring. Recommended for academic and large public libraries."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/081221501X/

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Eleanor J. Sullivan, Becoming Influential: A Guide for Nurses by :"Influence can be a powerful force. Knowledge of how to use it can help you work better and contribute more fully in concert with your own abilities. Unique in approach, Becoming Influencial: A Guide for Nursesis a step-by-step guide to becoming influential. A three part organization details how to understand influence, how to use it, and how to let it work for you."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0130485195/

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Take This Book to the Hospital With You: A Consumer Guide to Surviving Your Hospital Stay by Charles B. Inlander:"The ultimate consumer's guide to surviving a hospital stay, Take This Book to the Hospital with You, gives the inside information most hospital administrators would prefer that you not know. How to avoid getting a hospital-acquired infection--one out of every ten people admitted get them! How to change your room, your doctor, or your nurse Which hospital departments are most likely to commit malpractice What rights you sign away, or think you do, on a hospital consent form How to scrutinize your bill for errors--numerous studies have found that more than 90% of the bills reviewed had errors, mostly in favor of the hospital."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312963262/

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Tending Lives: Nurses on the Medical Front by Echo Heron:"A critical-care nurse in coronary and emergency medicine for eighteen years, Echo Heron has seen and heard it all. Here she recounts narratives of real-life medical dramas experienced by nurses across the country, sharing with us the inspiring, the tragic, and the outrageously funny: a penitentiary nurse who wasresponsible for orchestrating a murderer's execution; a stroke victim who rose out of his depression when his nurses began telling him jokes; and, perhaps the most riveting testimony, moment-by-moment memories of several nurses who served in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City bombing. Filled with both tears and laughter and charged with the issues that afflict nursing care today, TENDING LIVES is a gripping, moving, inspiring book, a fitting tribute to a noble profession."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0804118213

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LeAnn Thieman, Mark Victor Hansen, Jack Canfield, Autio, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: 101 Stories to Celebrate, Honor and Inspire the Nursing Profession :"This collection of true stories champions the daily contributions, commitments and sacrifices of nurses and portrays the compassion, intellect and wit necessary to meet the challenging demands of the profession. Stories from student nurses recall why they entered the profession; stories from seasoned nurses reveal why they stay, and some stories reflect on the "good old days." Most important, as every fan of the series knows, each story shares hope for the future. Regardless of age or area of practice, health-care workers the world over will find their own hearts and souls in these stories as they discover the universality of what they do-and the power of their skillful hands and devoted hearts."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1558749330/nursefriendly-20

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Stephanie Thibeault, Stressed Out About Nursing School! An Insider's Guide to Success by :"The authoritative student guide to one of the fastest growing, most in demand professions today! Loaded with resources and written from a student's perspective. This title guides the student through: The rigors of making it into nursing school (applications, interviews, types of programs, is nursing for you? and more). Surviving nursing school (what to expect, study tips, time management, the truth on clinicals, working and going to school plus tons more). Life after school (acing the NCLEX, getting your dream job, what is nursing really like, salaries, specialization, grad school and much, much more!). Helpful icons guide you through a myriad of resources and present expert advice on everything you ever wanted to know about nursing school. The lighthearted manner makes it a joy to read!"
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1929693168/

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To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System by Linda T. Kohn, Janet Corrigan, J. Corrigan, Molla S. Donaldson, Amazon.com:"Committee on Quality of Health Care in America. Reveals the truth of medical error and the disparity between the incidence of error and public perception. Examines how surrounding forces of legislation, regulation, and market activity influence the quality of care provided and handling medical mistakes. For policymakers, regulators, and clinicians."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0309068371/nursefriendly-20

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Trauma Junkie: Memoirs of an Emergency Flight Nurse by Janice Hudson:"Trauma junkies are people who feed on danger and stress. They do their best work under pressure. Janice Hudson was an adrenaline-charged emergency room nurse in a San Francisco-area hospital when a friend told her about CALSTAR, a fledgling helicopter ambulance service with an opening for a flight nurse. Weeks later she was swooping over the Bay Area to scenes of shootings, accidents and disasters. The trauma junkie had found her element. Hudson spent ten years as a flight nurse, answering calls that were by turns horrifying, heroic and absurd. She decries her personal flights from hell that involved children and drunk drivers. In this moving story, she recalls her triumphs, like the time she performed a surgical cricothyrotomy on a patient as he hung upside down in his overturned car -- in the dark. And she shakes her head at some of the bizarre calls, like the one that took her to the scene of a suspicious mountain lion attack (there are no mountain lions in the Bay Area). But no matter what the call, CALSTAR and its dedicated crew braved danger and hardship to reach the scene of catastrophe in a race against time to bring help to those whose only hope of survival lay in the speed of the helicopter and the skill of the medical crew."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1552095738/

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Annette Vallano, Your Career In Nursing: Manage Your Future in the Changing World of Healthcare by :"Take Charge of Your Nursing Career! "What's the ideal nursing job for me, and how can I get it?" "How can I feel more in control of my professional destiny?" "How will the nursing shortage affect me?" "What impact will the sweeping changes of managed healthcare have on my future?" These are the questions being asked by today's nurses as their jobs -- and their lives -- are permanently transformed by the turmoil of change. Drawing on the advice and strategies she developed as an educator and career counselor for nurses, Annette Vallano offers a new way of envisioning your career as an entrepreneurial enterprise. By following Vallano's plan for creating and marketing your own nursing "product," career mobility will be yours."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743235215/

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Patricia T. van Betten, Melisa Moriarty, Nursing Illuminations: A Book of Days by :"Ideal for gift-giving or personal use, this inspirational daily reader is designed to help nurses reflect on the magnificent aspects of their profession. Depicting the similarities and bonds of nurses from the past and present through their causes, struggles, and accomplishments, this unique companion describes the contributions of 366 nurses and addresses the history of nursing, as well as the contemporary issues that nurses are facing today."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0323025846/

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VISTA Publishing Inc.:"We at VISTA Publishing, Inc. are extremely proud of our family of creative and talented authors. We have grown considerably since the beginning of VISTA in 1991. We have expanded our distribution of nursing products to share with you some excellent works by nurses, for nurses. We would like to encourage all who have information to share with other nurses and health care professionals to submit your work. The constant changes in the healthcare system have created enormous challenges for all of us. But challenges equate to opportunities. Join us in our quiet revolution to make a difference for our profession."
VISTA Publishing Inc.
422 Morris Ave Suite #1 Long Branch NJ 07740
1-800-634-2498 Fax 732-229-9647 sales@vistapubl.com
http://www.vistapubl.com/

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Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes That Kill and Injure Millions of Americans by Rosemary Gibson, Janardan Prasad Singh, Amazon.com:"Medical mistakes are occurring with alarming frequency in this country. Nightly newscasts and daily newspapers tell of botched surgeries, mistaken patient identities, careless overdoses, and neglected diagnoses. You may have dismissed these stories as unfortunate mistakes, misunderstandings, or just isolated incidents with the occasional bad doctor. Wall of Silence reveals that these medical mistakes are not rare incidents. In fact, the real-life stories in this book show that medical mistakes increasing in frequency-and worse, that the system is designed more to cover up these errors than prevent them. With searing outrage and heartfelt compassion for the victims of medical mistakes, Gibson and Singh put human faces to the tragic numbers we read and hear about."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/089526112X/

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Dana Beth Weinberg, Suzanne Gordon, Code Green: Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing by :"We are on the verge of the nation's worst nursing shortage in history. Dedicated nurses are leaving hospitals in droves, and there are not enough new recruits to the profession to meet demand. Even hospitals that were once very highly regarded for the quality of their nursing care, such as Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, now struggle to fill vacant positions. What happened? Dana Beth Weinberg argues that hospital restructuring in the 1990s is to blame. In their attempts to retain profit margins or even just to stay afloat, hospitals adopted a common set of practices to cut costs and increase revenues. Many strategies squeezed greater productivity out of nurses and other hospital workers. Nurses' workloads increased to the point that even the most skilled nurses questioned whether they could provide minimal, safe care to patients. As hospitals hemorrhaged money, it seemed that no one—not hospital administrators, not doctors—felt they could afford to listen to nurses."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0801439809/

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Leann Weiss, Philis Boultinghouse, Hugs for Nurses: Stories, Sayings, and Scriptures to Encourage and Inspire (Hugs) by :"The Bible says it very simply: "Faith, hope, and love-but the greatest of these is love..."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1582292809/

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What Your Doctor Won't or Can't Tell You: Doctors, Hospitals, Drugs, Insurance--What You Need to Know to Take Charge of Your Own Health Care by Evan Scott, Md. Levine, Amazon.com:"An internist and cardiologist tells you what others may be afraid to-and what can save your life: where to look, what to ask, and what to avoid when you need quality health care for yourself and your family. Dr. Evan Levine, a New York cardiologist, believes he has a responsibility. The practice of medicine in America today has deteriorated and everyone must look harder to find good health care. Dr. Levine wants to give people the facts that can really help them-the truth about the scams doctors, hospitals, and drug and insurance companies are running, all in an effort to put profits ahead of healing patients; and the vital tips we need to find the appropriate general physician, specialist, and hospital in our area."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0399151508/

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Amy Y. Young, Colleen Kenefick, Best of Nursing Humor: A Collection of Articles, Essays, and Poetry Published in the Nursing Literature Amazon.com:"As a student nurse I found this book hysterical!!! The student nursing short stories were so easy to relate to. Finally I realize I am not alone, there are more psycho instructors out there marking papers as if they were Zorro using a red pen, and it is not just our facility that "treats report as if it were classified information, and we don't have proper clearance." A must get for the nurse in your life, or for yourself for humor you can relate to."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1560530626

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Your Career In Nursing: Manage Your Future in the Changing World of Healthcare by Annette Vallano:"Take Charge of Your Nursing Career! "What's the ideal nursing job for me, and how can I get it?" "How can I feel more in control of my professional destiny?" "How will the nursing shortage affect me?" "What impact will the sweeping changes of managed healthcare have on my future?" These are the questions being asked by today's nurses as their jobs -- and their lives -- are permanently transformed by the turmoil of change. Drawing on the advice and strategies she developed as an educator and career counselor for nurses, Annette Vallano offers a new way of envisioning your career as an entrepreneurial enterprise. By following Vallano's plan for creating and marketing your own nursing "product," career mobility will be yours."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743235215/

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Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional by Donna Cardillo, RN:"Survive and Thrive As a Nurse from Day One! Welcome to the compassionate and caring world of nursing! You are entering a profession that offers great rewards and endless opportunities. But you must prepare for the challenges ahead and do everything you can to ensure that you experience the best that nursing has to offer. This invaluable book will get you started! Written by an experienced R.N., Your First Year As a Nurse provides practical, real-world solutions to the profession's most common and difficult issues. Inside, you'll find out what you really need to know, who you need to know, how to avoid missteps, and where you can go for help when you need it. Gritty, witty, and full of invaluable tips and advice from first year nurses, this book is your personal mentor for your new career."
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0761533338/

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Carolyn Zaumeyer, MSN, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner as Entrepreneur, By:"Carolyn Zaumeyer, MSN, ARNP is a graduate of Florida International University and President and owner of Women's Health Watch, Inc. Over seven years ago Carolyn ventured into independent nursing practice. When planning her new practice, she did a literature review and was unable to locate any resource material to guide the nurse practitioner in developing her practice. While she was putting together her new venture, she was also keeping detailed notes, hoping that eventually she would be able to help other nurse practitioners interested in independent practice. In 1995 she published the book, "The Nurse Practitioner as Entrepreneur: How to Establish and Operate an Independent Practice - a reference and resource manual." This book has enjoyed national sales over the years, and many universities and colleges have utilized it as a text. It is now available for sale at our Website, "The Nurse Practitioner as Entrepreneur". It continues to guide and instruct nurse practitioners on how to establish, organize, and operate an independent nursing practice. Email Carolyn."
Women's Health Watch, Inc.
1735 Union Valley Road W. Milford , NJ 07480
973 728-1323, 1-800-776-1519, whwcz@WORLDNET.ATT.NET
http://www.independentnp.com/

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